Alfred Bacher

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CHEM 14CL
General and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 2.1 Workload 2.3 Clarity 2.9 Helpfulness 3.6

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(Fall Quarter 2018)
CHEM 30BL
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.3 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness 3.3

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Your grade depends on your final.
To elaborate: you have weekly online and in-lab quizzes. I got 7/10 or 15/20 average on all my quizzes, which is pretty much straight C's. I got 100%s on my prelab and post labs, as well as the various assignments he gave out. He gives out 2-3 extra credit assignments, which are pretty much mandatory because of all the points you will lose from quizzes and lab reports. So once you finish all those, the class is pretty much as the same average score and your grade depends on the final (there is no midterm!).

If you get below a 50% on the final, he will fail you. The average was like a 130/200 for the final. His grading curve is already predetermined (for ex, if you get 500 points out of 600, you are guaranteed an A, etc) but has some wiggle room depending on the final average score.

He's a decent teacher but I still prefer Pang over him. Do the book of final exams he gives you early to know how unprepared you are for his exams, and then study based off of what you need to know.

(April 5, 2015)
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CHEM 30CL
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II See Full Profile

Overall 2.5 Easiness 1.3 Workload 1.5 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness 3.8

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Fuck this guy. Honestly, if you have to take this class, you're screwed because he's the only one who teaches it. This class takes up all of your time and you will still receive failing marks on every quiz/pre-lab/post-lab you turn in.

I hope you don't have any other classes or a job while taking this, because he probably conducts this class under that assumption.

And to top it off, half of the podcasts did not work for whatever reason.

(Feb. 19, 2013)
CHEM C174
Inorganic and Metalorganic Laboratory Methods See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.3 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.5

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CHEM 196A
Research Apprenticeship in Chemistry and Biochemistry See Full Profile

Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness N/A

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CHEM 375
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CHEM 375
Teaching Appentice Practicum See Full Profile

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CHEM 375
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CHEM 375
Teaching Apprentice Practicum See Full Profile

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CHEM 495
Teaching College Chemistry See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.2 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.5

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Looking back in retrospect, this man is probably one of the most worthwhile educational experiences you can get at UCLA. Ignoring budget cuts, the shitty 1st floor chem lab equipment, and other unrelated UCLA crap, 30BL and 30CL were certainly the most interesting "hands-on" laboratory experiences I've had so far (FUCK that goddamn lameass 153L LDH shit).

Shame 30BL and 30CL are deceivingly "lower division" -- they definitely should be reconsidered as an "upper division" course in terms of pure difficulty and time. Why the fuck are 153L/154 allotted 4 hour time slots in lab while 30BL/CL only gets 3?

I really don't think it's right to put the hardest stuff first. Anyways, I digress - Bacher is the man.

(May 15, 2013)
CHEM 599
Research for and Preparation of Ph.D. Dissertation See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.2 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 4.0

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Even 2 months after "finishing" 30BL & 30CL with the legend Bacher himself, all I can say about the dude is "Bacher? Fuck that guy he is smelly and sucks"

(May 8, 2012)
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